Sea Otter Conservation

Hardcover | January 8, 2015

byShawn E. LarsonEditorJames L. Bodkin, Glenn R Vanblaricom

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Sea otters are good indicators of ocean health. In addition, they are a keystone species, offering a stabilizing effect on ecosystem, controlling sea urchin populations that would otherwise inflict damage to kelp forest ecosystems. The kelp forest ecosystem is crucial for marine organisms and contains coastal erosion. With the concerns about the imperiled status of sea otter populations in California, Aleutian Archipelago and coastal areas of Russia and Japan, the last several years have shown growth of interest culturally and politically in the status and preservation of sea otter populations. Sea Otter Conservation brings together the vast knowledge of well-respected leaders in the field, offering insight into the more than 100 years of conservation and research that have resulted in recovery from near extinction. This publication assesses the issues influencing prospects for continued conservation and recovery of the sea otter populations and provides insight into how to handle future global changes. Covers scientific, cultural, economic and political components of sea otter conservation Provides guidance on how to manage threats to the sea otter populations in the face of future global changes Highlights the effects that interactions of coastal animals have with the marine ecosystem

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Sea otters are good indicators of ocean health. In addition, they are a keystone species, offering a stabilizing effect on ecosystem, controlling sea urchin populations that would otherwise inflict damage to kelp forest ecosystems. The kelp forest ecosystem is crucial for marine organisms and contains coastal erosion. With the concerns...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:468 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 8, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128014024

ISBN - 13:9780128014028

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Sea Otter Conservation, 1e/ Shawn Larson

Table of Contents

  1. The Conservation of Sea Otters: A Prelude
  2. Shawn Larson and James L. Bodkin

  3. Natural History, Ecology, and the Conservation and Management of Sea Otters
  4. James A. Estes

  5. Historic and Contemporary Status of Sea Otters in the North Pacific
  6. J.L. Bodkin

  7. Challenges to Sea Otter Recovery and Conservation
  8. Brenda E. Ballachey and James L. Bodkin

  9. Sea Otter Conservation Genetics
  10. Shawn Larson, Katherine Ralls and Holly Ernest

  11. Evaluating the Status of Individuals and Populations: Advantages of Multiple Approaches and Time Scales
  12. D.H. Monson and L. Bowen

  13. Veterinary Medicine and Sea Otter Conservation
  14. Michael J. Murray

  15. Sea Otters in Captivity: Applications and Implications of Husbandry Development, Public Display, Scientific Research and Management, and Rescue and Rehabilitation for Sea Otter Conservation
  16. Glenn R. VanBlaricom, Traci F. Belting and Lisa H. Triggs

  17. The Value of Rescuing, Treating, and Releasing Live-Stranded Sea Otters
  18. Andrew Johnson and Karl Mayer

  19. The Use of Quantitative Models in Sea Otter Conservation
  20. M. Tim Tinker

  21. First Nations Perspectives on Sea Otter Conservation in British Columbia and Alaska; Insights into Coupled Human-Ocean Systems
  22. Anne K. Salomon, Kii'iljuus Barb J. Wilson, Xanius Elroy White, Nick Tanape and Tom Mexsis Happynook

  23. Shellfish Fishery Conflicts and Perceptions of Sea Otters in California and Alaska
  24. Lilian P. Carswell, Suzann G. Speckman, and Verena A. Gill

  25. Conservation in Practice
  26. Linda M. Nichol

  27. Synopsis of the History of Sea Otter Conservation in the United States

Glenn R. VanBlaricom